More questions about the revised materials

Connie Sunday said: Jan 11, 2008
Connie SundayViolin, Piano, Viola
670 posts

Forgive me if I’ve failed to notice the answer to these, embedded in previous threads? I have some questions about the new materials:

  1. Are they (the revised edition(s)) only violin, or also viola, piano and guitar?

  2. Are they all the books, or just the first book(s)?

  3. When will they be available to the general public (i.e., SheetMusicPlus)?

  4. Will the SAA frown on using the old editions?

Thanks in advance,

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Jennifer Visick said: Jan 13, 2008
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
1069 posts
  1. The revised edition that’s causing so much complaint in another thread is the new violin edition. Revised editions of the viola books have been out for a while. I don’t know about piano, guitar, harp, organ, bass, flute, recorder, etc., although a quick google of “alfred suzuki revised” seems to indicate that piano and cello have revised editions (I didn’t look far enough to see other instruments).

  2. At the moment, I believe the Violin books 1, 2, & 3 are out. I assume more revisions are planned, but who knows? Other instruments’ books have been revised all the way through.

  3. Are the old books available on sheet music plus? So far as I know, they are available to the general public right now: order one at a sheet music store, as you would order any piece of music. My local music store stocks them.

  4. This depends on who “the SAA” is. Is it the SAA board? Is it the general consensus of all SAA members? I can hardly imagine the use of the old books being “frowned” upon at this point in time. But then, I am only one of the members of the SAA.


Lynn said: Jan 13, 2008
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
173 posts

There is information on the International Suzuki Association (ISA) website about the book revisions, who is on the committees, who decides about the recordings, and recording artists, etc. I don’t have the URL handy, but it’s easy to google.

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